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Theatre des Champs-Elysees

Address: 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
Phone Number: +33 1 49 52 50 50
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Ranked #418 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Owner description: Its incredible artistic legacy has made the Theatre des Champs-Elysees a national historic landmark...
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Owner description: Its incredible artistic legacy has made the Theatre des Champs-Elysees a national historic landmark and vital cultural center. With its extraordinary Art Deco 1,900 seats auditorium and exquisite sound, Theatre des Champs-Elysees ensures an unforgettable experience in a spectacular surrounding. For over a century, Theatre des Champs-Elysees has been the place where the most celebrated artists have come to make their names in Paris. The world's finest orchestras and world-class soloists have always been a fixture at the Theatre. Theatre des Champs-Elysees presents more than 200 concerts each year and is renowned for its outstanding performances of all genres, from classical music concerts and staged opera to contemporary dance and jazz. The Theatre des Champs-Elysees welcomes over 300,000 audience members each year.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited here on the 23rd of May, having booked well in advance and having asked for a 'good' seat. I paid 140€ for my seat situated in section LC; Row H; place 3. This meant nothing to me as this was my first visit and I said as much to the booking clerk only to be assured that this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We saw Robert Alagna sing the highlights from Romeo and Juliet by Gounod - it was a wonderful experience. The theatre was a little shabby in comparison with those in London and the interval service much less impressive.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We bought tickets to this venue to see and hear Cecilia Bartoli in Rossini's Otello. While the singing was superb, I could not enjoy any of it because the seating conditions offered by the theatre were so bad that no matter how good the show, one cannot enjoy anything when is immobilized in a tiny seat, sweating profusely because of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I’ve visited this venue twice over the years, most recently this past January when the program included Faure’s “Fantasy for Flute” with a solo by Emmanuel Pahud, Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” and a symphony by Saint Saen. The concert hall is located on Avenue Montaigne, about a five minute walk from the Alma Marceau Metro stop. There are a number of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We bought the most expensive seats for a concert with the French national orchestra and it was great. But given it was an orchestra and given the layout of the theatre the cheap seats higher up would probably have been fine. I don't regret having better seatsbut the seating design allows for pretty good views from the less expensive sections.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have attended a number of performances at this theatre given by the resident orchestra, Orchestre National de France. The theatre has very good acoustics but as has been noted by other reviewers you have to choose your seat carefully because those in the upper levels are absurdly narrow and uncomfortable. I'm surprised the owners have not attended to this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

On the last day of the run of the performance I learned that the Pina Bausch version of Rite of Spring was playing. Per the theater's website, it was sold out, but I have learned from lifetime worldwide experience that it is almost always possible to buy a single seat by going to the theater two hours before the performance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Wonderful performance by the Mariinsky theater, orchestra, choir, soloists and director. The theater is 100 years old and a wonderful example of the art deco school of those days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Elegant Art Deco architecture with some classic elements, as well as world-class performers from different countries, make this one of Paris' top venues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Easily accessible by metro: line 9/Alma Merceau station and line 1/Franklin Roosevelt Station. There are several good restaurants and cafes around, to have dinner before or after the spectacle. It is always wise to book a table if you intend to eat afterwards, From Place Alma Marceau you have a terrific view of the Eiffel Tower, this spot might be... More 

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